Newest Hanse 575 to get complete GMT carbon rig with PowerFurl boom.

Newest Hanse 575 to get complete GMT carbon rig with PowerFurl boom.
Newest Hanse 575 to get complete GMT carbon rig with PowerFurl boom.

Newest Hanse 575 to get complete GMT carbon rig with PowerFurl boom.

The newest Hanse 575 to deliver in the US will be rigged with a complete GMT carbon spar and PowerFurl 360 boom package. This large German builder (2nd largest in the world) is seeing a growing brand presence in North America. This is the second customer in the region to upgrade their 575 hull with a GMT carbon rig.

The 575 is a modern performance orientated design by Judelj/Vrolijk. The company offers both full battened mainsails and in-mast furling rigs. Virtually none are delivered with in-mast furling due to the sacrifice in performance. This newest owner wanted the best of both worlds with performance and convenience, so contacted GMT about the rig. Taking weight out of the mast in going to carbon boosts speed and handling on an already fast cruiser. Adding a PowerFurl boom delivers the performance of a modern full battened main with optimized draft and roach, but with all the convenience of being able to furl it up at the end of the day, or easily add a reef mid-sail.

Doug Brophy, Managing Director of Hanse USA, as the liaison between North American dealers and the factory, had a hand in both rig upgrades. Doug states, “It speaks to the brand quality when a customer is willing to further invest in their boat by upgrading from our standard aluminum rigs to a custom carbon spar package - basically supercharging them”.

The Hanse 575 represents the demands of modern cruiser/racers. They want it all with performance designs, yet comfort and convenience. This newest 575 with its GMT carbon rig and PowerFurl boom comes the closest yet in marrying the two worlds.

Hanse Yachts: https://www.hanseyachts.com/gb